Got the travel bug but don’t know where to go? Perhaps a bit of sun and surf, or why not an adventure holiday? Whatever destination you choose, just ensure it’s a safe one. Here at Masterquote we’ve done the hard work for you by compiling a list of the five safest travel destinations around the world. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, get your passport ready and get set for your peaceful paradise.
The land of the rising sun, sushi and samurais. Japan is one of the safest countries in the world due to its strict laws, low murder rate and inability to access weapons, and the fact that it has ranked in the top 10 countries in the Global Peace Index. Japan’s general crime rate is far below many countries’ national averages and the police force places significant importance over the protection of its people. It is a country that is made for travellers to get around easily, and has plans to double its tourist visits by 2020.
The country famous for maple syrup and home to three of the most liveable cities in the world – Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver. Canada is a welcoming and friendly country, rich in heritage and culture. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Canada is famous for its multiculturalism, which can be seen everywhere amongst the diversity of its people. Having very low levels of violent crime, the entire country is exceptionally safe and its emergency services and police force are very responsive. With plenty to see and do, you are in good hands in Canada.
The first things to come to mind when thinking of Australia are its world-famous beaches, its laid-back, friendly vibe, and how amazingly far away it is from the rest of the world. While it is a fair distance, it is a country which needs to be seen and should be on everyone’s bucket list. As a magnet for travellers, Australia has a stable political system, a low crime rate and a high standard of healthcare making it a safe and easy country to discover.
Ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world, Denmark is also one of the safest countries in the world, and for good reason. The country provides economic security for its population, the government is stable and work-life balance is respected, meaning people are less stressed and kinder to each other and the environment.
Think of Portugal and think of Porto wine, but also think of it as a country with the lowest crime rate in all of Europe. Tourism is vital to the Portuguese economy, accounting for approximately 10% of its GDP, and last year alone the country welcomed more than fifty new four and five star hotels to its roster. This oasis of a country is a top holiday destination for many Europeans, particularly in the Algarve region, and continues to develop initiatives to ensure it takes first place as a safe and secure travel hot spot.
Just remember, the decision to travel is yours and you need to ensure responsibility for your personal safety while abroad. Always exercise normal security precautions as risks can be anywhere. Our tip – research ahead, go prepared, and enjoy your adventure that awaits.